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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Virginia Beach, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Virginia Beach...

Virginia Beach is a surf spot in the United States. The water temperature around Virginia Beach varies extremely year round. The temperature ranges from 5.1°C (41.2°F) in February up to 24.6°C (76.3°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 15°C (59°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Virginia Beach is located in the northern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature at Virginia Beach?

The current water temperature in the month of December at Virginia Beach is ca:
0°C (32°F)

Are there any other surf spots close by?

Yes, there are other surf spots in proximity to Virginia Beach. The closest one is 42nd St VA Beach, which is only 0.8km (0.5miles) away from Virginia Beach. Click here to check out more information on 42nd St VA Beach and its current water temperature. Another good surfspot near Virginia Beach is 1st Street Jetty, which is approximately 2.2km (1.3miles) away.

Are there white sand beaches close to Virginia Beach?

There are not too many beaches close to Virginia Beach. One beach, which is not too far away, is Portsmouth, which is 17.9km (11.1miles) away from Virginia Beach. Another nice beach near Virginia Beach is Corolla, which is ca 34.2km (21.2miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is needed for Virginia Beach?

The sea temperature at Virginia Beach is warm, reaching up to 25°C (76°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a thin top or a jumpsuit might be required for most people, but some might even be fine without a rashguard or thin top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Virginia Beach. Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, sea temperatures reach lows of 5°C (41°F). In this season, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to feel not too cold, but some people might even be ok with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing close to Virginia Beach?

Due to significant temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions alter quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 5 to 10°C (41-50°F) during January, February, and March. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions normally change during summer when temperatures range from 20 to 25°C (67-76°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Virginia Beach: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Virginia Beach...

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